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“Great Camp site, feels like you have your own private beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lavelle's Golden Strand Caravan & Camping Park

Lavelle's Golden Strand Caravan & Camping Park
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Owner description: Camping. Beach setting. Pets allowed.
Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Camp site, feels like you have your own private beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

We were a family of 4 mums with 8 kids who decided to take a caming trip with the kids and picked this site. The place is really great and I would have no hesitation recommending it. The showers are free, spotless clean with plenty of hot water. There is a little kitchen area, separate laundry and wash up area. The camp site is small and even though there are some mobile homes they are not intrusive. A new play ground for the kids near the sand dunes was a fantasic bonus. Joe the owner couldn't do enough for us. We had the sandy beach to ourselves each day and the kids had great fun. It felt safe and secure with no noise at night. There is a pub/restaurant across the road and when we were there they had family quiz nights. There is also a really great cafe about half a mile up the road which does great food and sells Avoca bits and pieces. Can't remember the name but try the cakes! If you want an holiday thats not going to break the bank, will give you lots of fresh air and feel like you have your own private beach then try this site. One of the final highlights of our trip was watching a family of dolphins playing in the water near Achill sound, who needs TV when we had our own show.

Visited July 2011
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Edinburgh
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“As friendly as they come”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

I'd spent the previous night at Keel campsite, which was very, very busy, this lovely little campsite on the opposite side of the island was a welcome relief. I turned up without a reservation, which thankfully wasn't a problem. The welcome I received was exceptional, friendly and informative. I was allowed to park wherever i wanted and got the tour of the facilities, which included free showers and an excellent campers kitchen. The site is well maintained and clean. Just along the road is a good hotel with great views of the stunning beach. The beach is beautiful and is truly the attraction of the area. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2011
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Wexford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2010

After spending 13 days at this site we can highly recommend it. If you are looking for a site which is child friendly...this is it. Close to the beach...this is it. Spacious pitches...this is it. Good, clean facilities...this is it. Friendly manager... this is it. Quiet at night...this is it. There is no playground at present but the kids have great fun on the sand-dunes located within the site boundary. Great Laundry facilities and free showers are also a bonus. We will definately return.

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Gorey, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Relaxing well run seaside campsite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2010

We travel a lot in our motorhome around Ireland and abroad and have seldom been made more welcome than in Lavelle's Caravan park on Achill Island. Joe Lavelle who manages the site was constantly on hand to offer assistance when required and was meticulous about its appearance and couldn't have been more friendly during our six night stay. The showers may be a little tired but are spotless and I am told by Joe are due to be upgraded for next year. The site is quiet and ideal for families who want to be close to the beach. There is an excellent pub called Mastersons within walking distance offering great food at very reasonable prices. We will definitely return next year and once again enjoy the genuine relaxing atmosphere of Lavelle's Caravan Park and the beauty of Achill Island. Should anyone wish to hear more please contact me at psmlamb@gmail.com or 086 6014555 Peter & Barbara Lamb

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Laois, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wild but cosy in the West”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2009

I stayed three nights at Lavelle's Camping and Caravan site, located at in the townland of Doogort on the North of the island, but it does not seem to be listed on TripAdvisor but was great value at €12.00 ($16.94) per night!

The middle-aged proprietor was quite friendly, and allowed us to pick our own pitch near to the necessary electrical fixtures. A quick inspection of the facilities found two toilet/shower blocks (which seem to be from around the mid-1990s) but were clean and in excellent condition.

The campsite is about 500 metres from Masterson's Pub and 100 metres from Doogort Strand, a beautiful Blue Flag-standard beach , with a small shop selling essentials located just up the road over the hill, and is a 20 minute drive from most of the major sights such as Keem Strand, Mt. Minaun, Carrickdaunet (Grace O'Malley's castle), and the supermarkets at Achill Sound.

Saw all the major sites as listed on TripAdvisor and in the Guidebook I had, and greatly enjoyed my stay on Achill thanks to the finding of this small gem.

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